This fun make is great for developing your child's hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills as they roll and shape the clay, push the cotton buds into the clay and finally apply the paint to construct the cotton bud creatures. They can experiment with the look of the creatures - they can be painted and decorated in any way they like, eg covered in spots, stripes - or glitter! It's quite a fiddly make for small hands so your child will need some help along the way.
How to extend the magic
Why not help your child create a dangly display of the little creatures to hang in their bedroom? You could make a mobile using an old coat hanger to dangle the creatures from.